Once a man was asked, ‘what did you gain by regularly praying to God?’
The man replied, ‘nothing… but let me tell you what I lost: Anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity, and fear of death.’
Sometimes, the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing; which ultimately is the gain.
Oh Allah, plant in our hearts the trees of Your love.
“No wonder God chose this dark land to send prophets to, for a candle only shines in the dark.”
- Rami Ollaik, The Bees Road
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I want you with me in heaven..
This life seems to be short and I will not get enough of you.
My mother used to tell me
to surround myself with beauty
no matter how ugly the world may seem.
'Be a lotus', she said;
'A lotus may grow on filth,
but it’s the rain that keeps her clean.’
- © 2013 Maza-Dohta
Nobody was meant to understand you and your pain. This specific test was written for you, only you and nobody else. People will say insensitive things. They will make comments trying to say they understand and at other times they will want you to just get over it. But really if you’re bleeding internally, people can’t even see how bad the pain is and you’ll only know because you feel it. So be it. This is how God wrote the test and wanted the pain to be so you can only seek help from the Healer of broken hearts.
God created a very delicate mark on the belly of every human being. No matter who you are or what race you are, you have it on you. It doesn’t wash off. It’s a living sign of the love of a woman that poured every ounce of energy she had into you to live comfortably and grow for 9 months inside her. Your belly button remains as a mark for all of us to never forget where we came from and the woman who through the work of God made our today and life possible.
You read the Qur’an and it prevents you [from sins]. And if it does not prevent you, then you are not reading it [correctly].
Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
Sharh Nahj al-Balagha li Ibn Abi al- Hadid, v. 10 p. 23 (via nargessi)
When a bird is alive it eats ants, yet when it dies, the ants eat it. Circumstances can change at any time and the tables usually turn over a period of time. Do not oppress, despise or hurt anyone during your lifetime. You may be powerful today but remember, time is more powerful that you! Just like one tree makes a million match sticks, yet when the time comes then only a single match is needed to burn million trees.
There are very few things in life that we know for certain. You don’t know what your situation will be tomorrow, who you’ll marry, if or when you’ll have kids, etc. But there is something that’s certain and that never changes – Allah responds to those who call on Him. The Prophet (peace be upon him), “Ask Allah when you are sure of His response, and remember that Allah does not accept the dua of the unmindful and neglectful heart.” So for a moment, stop thinking about all the uncertainties in life, have yaqeen, and turn towards Him whose promises are true.
Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.
Oh God I wish to walk to a valley where there is none but You, I want to cry out Your beautiful names, I yearn to fall to my knees and weep with no masks, and say “Who listens to the distressed soul when it calls on Him, and Who relieves its suffering? (Quran [27:62])
God intends your body to be a private garden, not a public park.
If you want to imbue the atmosphere with our scent (of Islam) like a flower, if you want spirituality to freely flow out of you like a river to quench the thirst of those who are after spirituality, this is how you should do it: educate yourselves before educating others.